Alienware Sponsors



PNY Technologies


It was the largest 3D art contest to ever run on the Web. Held over three months between 20 October 2003 - 20 January 2004, the Alienware Challenge hosted by CGNetworks attracted 1524 artists to the contest, of which 3876 images were uploaded and 146 emerged meeting all requirements for the final judging.

Sponsored by Alienware, CGNetworks, NVIDIA, PNY Technologies and Ballistic Publishing, the contest challenged contestants to create a 3D rendered image depicting an alien location. The grand prize is an Alienware MJ-12 DCC workstation featuring an Intel Dual Xeon 3.2 processor and an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 graphics card!

Grand Prize: Alienware MJ-12 DCC workstation, Intel Dual Xeon 3.2GHz, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 by PNY Technologies

1st Runner Up: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000 professional workstation video card by PNY Technologies

2nd Runner Up: 256MB USB Flash Drive

Top 15:
All of the top 15 shortlisted artists receive a complimentary copy of EXPOSÉ 1, the premiere digital art book.

CGNetworks and Alienware congratulates the winners of this Challenge, and thanks everyone who took part in this landmark contest!


This CG Challenge is proudly sponsored by:

Ballistic Publishing
NVIDIA/PNY Technologies


Winning Results

Grand Prize Winner   Runners-Up
Jari Saarinen

ALIENWARE MJ-12 DCC Workstation
Ballistic Publishing -

Making of "On the Edge Of Time"
Wei Liu

1st Runner Up
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000
Ballistic Publishing - EXPOSÉ 1

Making of "The Bugbears"
Monsit Jangariyawong

2nd Runner Up
256MB USB Flash Drive
Ballistic Publishing - EXPOSÉ 1
All receive a copy of Ballistic Publishing's EXPOSÉ 1 book.
"AW Honorable Mention" denotes entries acclaimed by Alienware judges.

Marcin J. Nikiforuk
AW Honorable Mention

Making of "Amber Forest"


Brett Keyes
AW Honorable Mention



Francesco Paduano

Udom Ruangpaisitporn
AW Honorable Mention



Sacha Diener
AW Honorable Mention



James Kaufeldt
AW Honorable Mention

Making of "Submerged Ballet"

Chris Koutroulos
AW Honorable Mention

Making of "Mnemonia"


Steve Green
(Steve Green)
AW Honorable Mention

Making of "Lux Mortis"


Piotr Welk

Cullen McKeown

Making of "Blinding Dawn"


Baliko Christophe
AW Honorable Mention

Making of "Medusa House"


Dennis Sedov
AW Honorable Mention


Greg Petchkovsky


James Craig
AW Honorable Mention


Jussi Saarela
(King Outo)
AW Honorable Mention

Lazar Adrian

Making of "Alien"


Neil McBean


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